HRD Minister releases guidelines for online education ‘Pragyata’

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HRD Minister releases guidelines for online education ‘Pragyata’


Union HRD Ministry on Tuesday released the guidelines for Digital Education. The ministry has recommended a cap on the screen time for students. As per the guidelines, online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes. It further mentions that two online sessions of up to 30-45 minutes each should be conducted for classes 1 to 8 and four sessions for classes 9 to 12.

Earlier today, HRD Minister tweeted, “Introducing ‘PRAGYATA’: Guidelines on #DigitalEducation for school heads, teachers, parents, and students containing recommended screen time for children, tips on coping with mental/physical stress during #DigitalLearning & more. Stay tuned for more details.”

Introducing ‘PRAGYATA’: Guidelines on#DigitalEducationfor school heads, teachers, parents, and students containing recommended screen time for children, tips on coping with mental/physical stress during#DigitalLearning& more. Stay tuned for more details.#PRAGYATApic.twitter.com/o1BkkhID7j

— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank)July 14, 2020

The PRAGYATA guidelines include eight steps of online education that is, Plan, Review, Arrange, Guide, Yak(talk), Assign, Track, and Appreciate.

The guidelines outline suggestions for administrators, school heads, teachers, parents, and students in the following areas:

1. Need assessment

2. Concerns while planning online and digital education like duration, screen time, inclusiveness, balanced online and offline activities, etc level-wise

3. Modalities of interv

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